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Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researchers 2018-Congratulations to Dr Marc Rothenberg!

Dr Marc RothenbeA photo of Marc Rothenberg.rg from Cincinnati Children's is one of 4,000+ scientists from around the world recognized by Clarivate Analytics as a world-class researcher. This means that he is in the top 1% of most referenced authors in his field of study. You can find him in their newly released 'Highly Cited Researchers 2018' along with the enitre list of scientists and their institutions:
For more information including the executive summary:

Pratt Library Needs Your Input - 5 Minute Survey

The Edward L. Pratt Research Library would like to hear from you!  We want to know what you utilize and value most and if you don't use the Pratt Library we want to hear from you too. Please complete our brief survey - it should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.  

Results from this survey will be used to help us make decisions including:

  • How to best serve Cincinnati Children's employees.
  • Ensuring that we are allocating our efforts and resources to provide the information you need for your work. 
  • Collecting input to guide decisions about library staffing, resources, and priorities for services and training.

Please pass the survey link on to your Cincinnati Children’s colleagues.

Thank you for taking the time and to help us improve The Edward L. Pratt Research Library! If you have any  questions, please contact us at



My Bibliography - Trial Version - Give your Feedback!

My NCBI is looking for users to try a new version of My Bibliography in NCBI Labs. Now is your chance to improve this feature in My NCBI! For the whole story including a link to the trial version and send your feedback go to:
Any testing in this site will not affect your existing My Bibliography!

For more information on My Bibliography and other features in My NCBI and how they work with eRACommons go to:

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Important Biosketch update-expiration date is approaching

Remember to check the expiration date on your Biosketch. Some Biosketches may have 10/31/2018 as the expiration date.
To check the expiration date on your Biosketch look on the top right for Approved Through <date>:


After 10/31/2018 update your Biosketch to reflect the new expiration date of 03/31/2020 using one of these methods:

Build it using SciENcv!

EndNote X9 is ready to go for Windows!

Endnote X9 for PC users (Windows) is ready to download. Follow these instructions to download from Software Center:

  • Close OutLook and Word before you start.
  • Go to the Start Flag  (bottom left of your computer) and type in Software Center.
  • Click on EndNote X9 and follow the prompts to install.
    Check out the new features and video:
  • Share selected groups of references, manage team access, and track activity and changes.
  • Uncover the impact of references and find the best-fit journal for your papers.
  • Automatically create, format, and update bibliographies, with the convenience of remote access.

New NLM video tutorial-MeSH on Demand

Check out the new video tutorial from the National Library of Medicine (NLM): MeSH on Demand: Finding MeSH Terms in Your Text:

Highlights of MeSH on Demand:

  • Identifies MeSH® terms in your submitted text (abstract or manuscript)-matches terms to MeSH vocabulary
  • Highlights terms that are matched to MeSH terms.
  • Click on the i next to the MeSH term to see a "Quick View" of MeSH descriptor term scope notes (defines the term).
  • Lists similar articles in PubMed relevant to the text that you submit.
  • Help:

See the full list of features:

NLM Hompage gets a new look

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has a new look. The aim is to create a more efficient path to NLM tools and works on the screen of any device. Highlights include:

  • Brand new home page
  • Search using four menus (Products and Services, Resources for You, Explore NLM and Grants and Funding)
  • Links to six of the most commonly used tools and resources are on the top (e.g. PubMed, Open-i and BLAST)
  • Browse the most commonly used tools in the "News and Highlights" section
  • Simplified footer including customer support and social media

See the full story:



Library Facts & Tips

Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Facts & Tips


Interlibrary Loan (ILL) is a cooperative system by which libraries share their items regionally, nationally or internationally. Interlibrary Loan (ILL) at Cincinnati Children’s offers access to books and journal articles not currently available within the Edward L. Pratt Research Library or the University of Cincinnati/OhioLINK’s collections. Costs associated with the majority of ILL transactions are offered as a shared service to Cincinnati Children’s and cooperative agreements provide us access to these materials at a reduced rate.


Below find information regarding Interlibrary Loan (ILL) requests for items not available in the Edward L. Pratt Research Library or the University of Cincinnati/OhioLINK’s collections:

  • Requests must be submitted via our online Article Request Form, by emailing
  • The average turnaround time to receive articles is 1-5 days. Turnaround time varies depending on availability, time of request, lending libraries, and other factors.
  • When articles arrive, most articles are received electronically and will be sent via email when available.
  • Sometimes articles are sent directly to you, from the lender. Often, these emails will give you a password to use to sign in to a secure server to retrieve your article, or the article will be attached to the email as a PDF. On occasion articles are in the TIFF format.
  • The average time to receive books is within 3-10 days. The length of time varies depending on availability, shipping and the responsiveness of the lending library. It is best to request books well in advance of any deadlines.
  • In the interest of maintaining good relationships with lending libraries, due dates for materials must be honored.
  • The Edward L. Pratt Research Library reserves the right to refuse to accept a copying order if, in its judgment, fulfillment of the order would involve violation of copyright law.


Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS) is a discovery software tool (more than just a library catalog) that allows users to search numerous databases, as well as the majority of Pratt Research Library resources, in one place.  Please search EDS before ordering materials via ILL. To learn more check out our EDS: Ebsco Discovery Service Libguide.


All item pick-ups will be conducted at our “Self-Check-Out Station” located outside of S9-125. Items may be returned at the station or via Pratt Library Book Drop located directly within D2 at the entrance/exit which faces Building T.


Free Webinar-Using NCBI's MedGen in Clinical Practice May 2

NCBI will host a free webinar, Using NCBI's MedGen in Clinical Practice, May 2 from 12-12:30.
MedGen, a portal to clinical genetics in NCBI, includes information on Mendelian disorders, pharmacological response phenotypes, clinical features or findings and complex diseases.
The webinar highlights include:

  • learn how to make the clinical process more efficient by finding information in MedGen on genetic phenotypes,
  • get a list of all clinical features of a disorder
  • find all disorders with particular features.
  • learn how to retrieve actionable information (e.g. practice guidelines for a particular condition).
  • access relevant resources for patients in Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD) and Medline Plus.

For more information on the webinar:
Register here: